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Switzerland: ‘The week of the religions’

NSA spying: “They have destroyed the system”

by Simon Bradley, swissinfo.ch October 30, 2013 – 15:24 The city of Geneva has been in the spotlight this week as part of the latest National Security Agency (NSA) spying…

Switzerland: SVP Voters narrowly back immigration quotas: poll

A plan to reimpose immigration quotas in Switzerland and give existing residents an advantage in the job market could pass in a plebiscite next February, an opinion poll shows. Fifty-two…

Kung fu instructors ‘Martial arts brought us together’

by Dahai Shao, swissinfo.ch October 20, 2013 – 11:00 Jumping across rooftops or chopping bricks in half – that’s cinema. But real-life kung fu, as the West refers to Chinese…

PRUNING THE FAMILY TREE : Unique skull find could rewrite the history books

by Scott Capper, swissinfo.ch October 17, 2013 – 20:00 Swiss and Georgian researchers have suggested that some of the earliest humans living 1.8 million years ago could all belong to…

TOO MUCH, TOO YOUNG Helping Swiss youngsters avoid the debt trap

by Samuel Jaberg in Moutier, swissinfo.ch October 17, 2013 – 11:00 Seduced by adverts and special offers, Swiss youngsters are increasingly getting caught in debt traps. But the cantons appear…

Walk the talk with His Highness Agha Khan

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/walk-the-talk/walk-the-talk-with-his-highness-aga-khan/293281?curl=1381679826 Walk The Talk with His Highness Aga Khan Published On: October 5, 2013 | Duration: 22 min, 26 sec ndtv tv This week we travel to outskirts of Hyderabad…

Pregnant brides: Many Swiss couples wed when baby is on the way

by Isobel Leybold-Johnson, swissinfo.ch October 10, 2013 – 11:00 Switzerland’s rate of births out of wedlock is half the European Union average, even if it is on the rise. Many…

Switzerland : MIGRATION FIGURES : Emigration hits highest rate since 1990s

October 11, 2013 – 15:36 The number of people – Swiss and foreign nationals – departing Switzerland for pastures new or old has increased to levels not seen for 20…

The Swiss who wanted minarets banned embraced Truth

The Swiss politician Daniel Streich, who rose to fame as a result of his opposition to mosques in his homeland, Switzerland, has now embraced the faith he reviled. (Editor: This…

ODD NEWS: Swiss postal service welcomes dead to new homes

ZURICH — Switzerland’s postal service admitted Saturday it had accidentally sent mail to people who recently died welcoming them to their new homes and wishing them well settling in. The…

High-level dialogue Minister calls for more migration co-operation

October 4, 2013 – 10:42 Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga has told a high-level United Nations meeting that migrants worldwide should be better protected. “For a long time, Switzerland was…

GIVE A LITTLE BIT; Charity donations increase in 2012

October 3, 2013 – 13:55 The Swiss donated a total of CHF1.64 billion ($1.82 billion) in 2012 to various charities, CHF28 million more than the year before, according to the…

Ten-year-old enrols in Zurich university course

A ten-year-old boy who passed a Swiss final high school maths exam for fun is taking a special course in the subject at prestigious Zurich University, the institution said on…

ETH Zurich remains in top 20 universities list

Switzerland’s Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) slipped in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings but it remained the only institution in the top 20 from continental…

Switzerland: INTEGRATION QUESTION: Should schools teach all mother tongues?

by Abdelhafidh Abdeleli, swissinfo.ch October 2, 2013 – 11:00 Although Swiss public schools are required to teach in national languages, about 60 per cent of children born in Switzerland to…

Aga Khan, a Swiss-Born Philanthropist and Muslim Spiritual Leader Visited India

Aga Khan, a Swiss-Born Philanthropist and Muslim Spiritual Leader visited India from 17 to 29 September 2013. During the visit in New Delhi, Aga Khan met President of India Pranab…

Top-level talks : Geneva conference on Iran is set

September 27, 2013 – 09:02 A top-level conference on Iran’s nuclear programme is to be held in Geneva on October 15-16, it has been confirmed. The announcement came after a…